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Model S Pole Crash.

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Zas, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. Zas

    Zas Sig. Performance #2113

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  2. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Single car crashes are going to ruin Tesla for the rest of us. Wait until "someone" legislates disabling the 17" screen except for when the car is moving. Argh.
     
  3. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Terribly unfortunate.
     
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    Krugerrand Active Member

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    She took that pole out right at its base. Wow! I hope the squirrel she swerved to miss was okay.
     
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    Glad to hear she survived.
     
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    Where do you read that the screen had anything to do with this unfortunate crash.

    The most important part of this "story" is that, not only did she survive but, IMO and not being there, a lot of other cars taking down that pole would be in a million pieces by now.
     
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    This is in Murfreesboro, TN, outside of Nashville. My neck of the woods. I still haven't even seen another Tesla on the roads here yet they're apparently prevalent enough to be running into poles...

    Glad she's okay.
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    @ sp4rk (and in defense of bollar) - one plays the odds when making judgment. I think if you were at the poker table, and the odds were laid down, you would bet on either situational unawareness or distraction as the numbers two and one in a short list. Sure, seizure, stroke, epileptic fit and even squirrel would be in the differential. But if there was a 17" touch screen at the scene or a cell phone ...

    ... I'm just sayin'

    Notice I mentioned nothing about the demographics of the occupant of the car. Another day, another post.
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Also ironic that it took out a source of electricity.
     
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    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    LOL!
     
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    Or trying to get a REALLY fast Supercharge?

    Actually -- most cars would have LOST their door handles in a crash like that... but the Tesla had them safely tucked away so that post-crash they could pop out and be usable. Interesting.
     
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    Looks like a real world instance of the IIHS small overlap test. Good to see the impact deflected off to the side of the car and didn't intrude on the passenger's side.
     
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    Wow, that's just about the worst crash scenario imaginable... she's lucky to survive it.
     
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    ... This accident involved a young driver. She could have been txt messaging. I wouldn't start jumping to conclusions so quick.

    Though I have to admit I'm a buttons and nobs kind of man. I like that tactile feedback. It's a lot easier to reach for that nob and blindly twist to adjust the AC temp settings than it is to feel the edge of the screen for things. You could argue that you could just get things done with voice controls. But if you're screaming down the road with life is a highway at 11, voice control totally kills the flow. I do tech integrations for docs in my day job, and many of these people are afraid of using iPads to replace the tactile feedback. Granted they are older physicians, so you could argue its a generational thing But I know a lot of people in their 30's who barely know how to use their iPhones/androids. I think the touch screen is slick, but that it also alienates a lot of potential buyers.

    On a more on topic note, every time I see a MS wreck, I am amazed how well the S holds up. These things are bloody tanks!!! Oh, and I would certainly NOT give any young driver the FOB to P85... They'd have the FOB to a Leaf!!! But I am glad the driver survived. I am curious to see how we'll the S does with the IIHS tests.
     
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    Results (and videos) have been published. Five stars in every category, and one of the lowest (best) rollover scores ever recorded!
     
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    That's not IIHS.

    You are talking about safercar.gov which is the governments safety ratings. IIHS does more rigorous tests (IMHO) They are totally different tests and have not been conducted/published yet. http://www.iihs.org/RATINGS/

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    #17 brianman, Aug 15, 2013
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    For some parents (the ones that can afford it), a 60 (or a 40 if they were in time) would be a smart move to protect their cherished child.

    But yes, a P85 is asking for trouble.
     
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    Note to self... start saving for two S60s for my twins...

    Yeah. Maybe not.
     
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    They updated the article:


    http://wgnsradio.com/update-expensive-tesla-electric-vehicle-crashes-in-murfreesboro-driver-charged-with-dui-cms-14372

    By the sound of things the driver was completely ok, but driving drunk is not good....
     
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    Not to mention they can't go far, and you can always find put where they are.
     

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